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Reviewed 5 days ago

You have to drive the Dalton highway to get here, (highway is a tongue and cheek term by the way); but this is a cool little sign you want to see and take your picture in front of it. Because if you made it this...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank gaylynnclnc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Crossing the Arctic Circle was one of the goals of my visit to Prudhoe Bay. Another one of the items on my "bucket list" was to stand in the Arctic Ocean and I did this too!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking back I am glad we made the trip, but it is a LONG DRIVE and truly a day-long commitment. The road is very rough at spots and our bus had a flat tire at the sign location. Thankfully our driver was able to change!...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Exploration796249
Reviewed 10 September 2019

This is an all day drive but worth the trip. The road was mostly gravel. Nice travelling on. Its the tarred areas that are rough. There is no gas until Coldfoot so tank up before attempting. The circle and sign are about 70 miles before...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Joan B
Reviewed 26 July 2019

While the area is basically just a sign and rest area, it does mark the start of the Arctic Circle in the United States. If you are visiting with a tour group, they are happy to help you take pictures and they will roll out...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank betsyprice83
Reviewed 9 July 2019

An Arctic Circle visit had been on my bucket list for awhile so I finally was able to check it off my list. It's not much - just a sign - but what it represents is quite interesting. It could use a bit of sprucing...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Brewcrew419
Reviewed 24 March 2019

From Fairbanks it takes about 5 hours during March to come to the Arctic Circle Sign from Fairbanks, it is a side road on the right hand side on Dalton Highway. Those people take you over there will even give you an certificate for the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Zhi-Shao L
Reviewed 20 March 2019

Some auto rental places will let you drive their car on the Dalton Hwy, but check first. This is about a 3 1/5 to 4 hour drive from Fairbanks to a beautiful spot along the highway where the Arctic Circle intersects the highway. You cross...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank bobak666
Reviewed 7 March 2019

Actual visit date: June 2017 - Hubby did not like the bus trip - it was an uncomfortable ride for him. I loved it! It was a 12-hour day, but we got to see so much on the way up and back from Fairbanks. There's...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank KCKim0782
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

The above subject says it all. The expedition “beyond the wall” was absolutely phenomenal. We ventured out to the real North (above Fairbanks) in November. If you value your life and are planning on crossing the Arctic Circle, please take the following few tips very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from C943BHelizabethm | Reviewed this property |
This answer may be late for you but I just saw your question. The car we rented was unlike cars we drive around in cities. The wheels seemed to raise the car higher off the ground because there are potholes and all sorts of... More
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Response from Michelle N | Reviewed this property |
We drove up in the summer so the road was a little rough but not too bad. We stopped along the way for pictures but it took us 6 hours to get to the sign, (we stopped at Hot Spot Cafe for lunch), then we continued on to... More
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Bihai P
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Response from outsidenow | Reviewed this property |
It is definitely scenic but dangerous to drive in the summer so the winter must be frightful. Leave it to a professional who do not drive their own vehicles on that road. They rent from a limited supply since many firms will... More
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